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  • Awards packages: Write to win

    Long ago, I remember going up for Airman of the Quarter at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. My supervisor sat down with me for about five minutes and asked me what I had done the last three months.My answer was short and just focused on the projects I'd completed. I didn't mention anything about improving myself or what I had done in the community. I
  • But I just got that shot

    You actually may not have received this vaccine. The Air Force mandates that its members comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation that all adults will receive a Tdap booster prior to Jan. 1, 2013. The 8th Medical Group won't get a full list of due and overdue names until Sept. 1. Go to
  • Get ready for Independence Day: Register to vote!

    The days get longer and the heat rises as summer season begins at the Wolf Pack. This means we'll soon celebrate our nation's birthday and all the freedoms that come with it. One of the most important freedoms we serve to protect is our right to vote.June 29 is the beginning of "Overseas Voter Registration Week." This is a time to pause and ensure
  • Community Standards – With a Dash of Common Sense

    Now that the weather is getting nicer, we're all spending more time outside, and with the "101 Critical Days" right around the corner, I felt it might be time for a few "refreshers" from 8FWI 36-2901, affectionately known as the Community Standards. I like to approach this from a common sense perspective more than a lecture, so I'll just recap a
  • Being a good supervisor and paying it forward

    So, you have just graduated Airmen Leadership School and now that you have returned to your unit, you have been assigned a new airman. Now what do you do? It's simple, just make sure the feedbacks are done and the enlisted performance report is written and you are good to go. Not so fast.Becoming a supervisor is not just about doing the basics, but
  • Smashed Vs. Social

    Airman Curious: "What are you doing this weekend?"Airman Goodtimes: "I'm getting smashed!"Wolf Pack, I'm guessing we've all heard this before. Good, bad or indifferent, alcohol is entrenched in our military culture. I'm not going to say you shouldn't drink. I enjoy it like the next guy - and not to be a hypocrite, have overindulged on occasion
  • More rewarding than you know: Consider becoming a first sergeant

    Promotion selections to master sergeant are scheduled for release mid-May, and the Air Force is set to gain a large pool of selects eligible for the first sergeant special duty. If you're currently a master sergeant or happen to be one of those selected, I encourage you to seriously consider applying to become a first sergeant. By October 2012, the
  • Promoting child abuse awareness

    Since 1983, Congress has recognized April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Even though Kunsan has few to no family members here, April still gives service members a chance to think about strengthening family bonds through adversity.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates an average of four children die in the United
  • STIs: Are you free?

    Are you free of a sexually transmitted infection? April is National STD Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the young and old and to get tested for STIs.Some of the most common STIs worldwide are chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV; all of which have been reported here at Kunsan. STIs are spread through unprotected sex and can
  • Excellence is attainable: Lead by example

    The great football coach, Vince Lombardi, once said, "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." With Kunsan's Consolidated Unit Inspection upon us, this is something all Wolf Pack members should take to heart. I believe excellence is attainable and something we can all strive for. One way to do this is by